What's On

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What's On? A 2020 preview

MAYGood Beer WeekLager, pale ale, stout or sour. There’s something for everyone at Good Beer Week as brewers from across Melbourne, Victoria and the world celebrate all things craft beer.

Rone in GeelongOver the last two decades, Geelong-born artist Rone has built an exceptional reputation for large-scale wall paintings and immersive installations that explore concepts of beauty and decay. Rone’s latest site-specific installation will transform Geelong Gallery’s rooms in response to the architecture and history of the building, and the Gallery’s collection.

JUNEMelbourne Winter Masterpieces: Pierre Bonard, designed by India MahraviThe works of Pierre Bonard arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2020, with one of the most beloved painters of the twentieth century to be commemorated in a colourful exhibit space that toasts the artist.

Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria MarketMelbourne’s cooler climate doesn’t dampen the spirits of locals looking for a night out, with the Winter Night Market bringing local produce to life alongside mulled wine and cider at the Queen Victoria Market.

JULY2020 Helpmann AwardsLive Performance Australia returns to Melbourne for their night of nights’ in 2020, as the industry comes together to toast the very best in Australian theatre, ballet, opera, dance and cabaret.

AUGUSTBledisloe Cup: Australian Wallabies v New Zealand All-BlacksMarvel Stadium welcomes the Australian Wallabies and New Zealand All-Blacks for the first time since 2010, with national pride on the line as the friendly rivals’ battle-it-out.

Melbourne Fashion WeekMelbourne Town Hall becomes the beating heart of Victoria’s fashion scene as those on-trend come together to witness those looks the masses will be wearing this spring.

Melbourne International Film FestivalLights, camera, action as film is celebrated across Melbourne at one of the world’s oldest film festivals, beginning in 1952 and continuing through today.

SEPTEMBERMelbourne Fringe FestivalA celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone, Melbourne Fringes takes over Melbourne for a variety of experiences, including theatre, comedy, music, film, cabaret, digital art, and circus performance as well

AFL Grand FinalThe culmination of the Australian rules football season, the AFL Grand Final pits the two best teams against each other in the race for the premiership at the famed Melbourne Cricket Ground.

OCTOBERWhite Night BendigoWhite Night Bendigo invites visitors to make their journey around Bendigo’s iconic buildings, cultural institutions and streets, in celebration of reclaiming and reimagining the city through projection, installations, performance and music.

NOVEMBERMelbourne Music WeekAustralia’s cultural capital brings music to life in November, as cafes, bars, streets and squares welcome the sounds of the city and the world for a week-long showcase of live performance.

Melbourne Cup CarnivalAustralia’s most iconic calendar of horse racing culminates with the Melbourne Cup Carnival, as the Lexus Melbourne Cup stops the nation yet again in 2020.

DECEMBERBoxing Day TestThe most iconic annual cricket test match, the Melbourne Cricket Ground welcomes this icon of the holiday season annually as festive lunches are forgotten in the grandstand for the Boxing Day Test.

ON NOW

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Keith Haring & Jean Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

Chicago (opens 14 December 2019)

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